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Tuesday 21 November 2017

Vonnie's new book set at momentous time in our history

WEXFORD WRITER Vonnie Banville Evans, sister of Booker Prize winner John Banville, tells a tale of a momentous time for Ireland in her latest novel, 'What The Green Rushes Whisper', which has just been published.

The book is set in the early years of the 20th century, when great historical events for Ireland and the world such as the 1913 Lockout, the first World War, the Easter Rising, the War of Independence and the Irish Civil War were about to unfold.

Men like Jim Larkin, James Connolly and Richard Corish were in Wexford at the time, taking the first steps in the struggle for the rights of ordinary people.

Juxtaposed with the story of such great events is the tale of an ordinary woman and her life, based on the life of Vonnie's own grandmother, along with the history of her country and her town, to weave a real page-turning tale.

'What The Green Rushes Whisper' is Vonnie's third book, after 'The House in The Faythe' and 'Anna's Dream', both also set in Wexford.

It was officially launched in the Riverbank House Hotel last Thursday night by Helen Corish Wylde.

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